Baked Avocados with Strawberry Salsa

You guys! This weekend = mind blowing. It was crazy gorgeous here. I guess New England finally decided to cash in the winning lottery ticket it’s been sitting on for the past several months. Sunshine for everyone!

It was so warm, we even busted out the popsicles. For breakfast. Shhh…don’t tell anyone.

In addition to popsicles, there were a lot of avocados being consumed. Because I did that stupid thing that I do sometimes where I get all excited for produce that is perfectly ripe and on sale and then I come home with like 57 of something. Yeah. That happened. So I needed to get creative with some avocados.


Since dishes make me want to cry, I went with the whole “edible bowl” theme and stuffed some baked avocados with sliced strawberries, scallions, goat cheese and fresh basil. And can I just say that it was a total WIN! Massive flavor explosion and also really fun and adorable. And we all know that adorable food just tastes better. #fact.

These Baked Avocados with Strawberry Salsa would be perfect for a party or barbecue. Or even for breakfast, if you’re an avocado-for-breakfast-eater that is.

Oh and if you REALLY want to cut out on the dishes, try eating them with tortilla chips for scooping. You won’t even have to dirty an extra spoon!



Baked Avocados with Strawberry Salsa

Yield: Makes 6 halves

Baked Avocados with Strawberry Salsa


  • 3 avocados
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup strawberries, stemmed and quartered
  • 2 scallions, white and light green parts thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons goat cheese crumbles
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut the avocados in half. Remove and discard the seeds. To help the avocados remain upright during cooking, create a flat surface for them to rest on by slicing a small area (about the size of a postage stamp) off the back side of each half, being careful not to cut too deeply into the avocado. Place the avocados on a rimmed baking sheet, flesh side up. Rub a small amount of olive oil over the flesh. Transfer to your pre-heated oven and bake for 8 minutes.
  3. While the avocados are baking make the strawberry salsa. Gently mix together the strawberries and the remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.
  4. After 8 minutes, remove the avocados from the oven. Carefully fill each half with some of the strawberry salsa. Place the avocados back in the oven for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and serve immediately. These are best when eaten while still slightly warm.

53 comments on “Baked Avocados with Strawberry Salsa”

  1. Is this for real? Baked avos? I’m thinking I want these next time I visit 🙂

  2. Wow I love this, Liz! I just made a salad using avocados, but never thought to make them with fruit. Genius! Sounds so delish!

  3. So pretty! Love this combination of flavours and no dishes … always good 🙂

  4. Yaaaaay I’m so happy to hear you all had a beautiful weekend! Popsicles for breakfast? I’m jelly!

    I’ve heard marvelous things about baked and grilled avos and have yet to try it! I could eat about a dozen of these avos with strawberry salsa – so fresh and tasty!

    • So nice to finally have good weather. We deserve it! You gotta get on board with the baked/grilled avocados. I know you’ll love them!

  5. I totally ate mini frozen cheesecakes for breakfast this weekend without any regrets. So, I hear ya on the popsicles for breakfast! Why am I not on the baked avocado train yet? I’m definitely using tortilla chips to dish out these yummies.

  6. Glad you got some good weather! Really starting to feel like spring, huh? Ok, howwwww have i never had a baked avocado? I must try this!

  7. Yes to no dishes! These are so freaking cute, gorgeous and all around perfect!

  8. I am here to join the anti-dish revolution! These baked avos look amazing and I love all the flavors- strawberries, balsamic, basil, goat cheese.. wow!

    • NO MORE DISHES! Let’s start a FB group or a Pinterest board or something. All dedicated to recipes without dishes!

  9. Liz!!! I freaking love these!!! Just yesterday, I poured balsamic dressing in my avocado half and ate it with a spoon. . I love this so much!!! Trying this!!! this is brilliant!

  10. I love sunny weekends! I’m so happy you had such a great one, Liz! This is SUCH a great and fun idea to highlight strawberries! Just brilliant!

  11. I loving the warm weather! It was so nice to open up the doors and windows. This avocado strawberry salsa makes such a beautiful presentation. I’m loving the combination of flavors!

  12. I think we should do a girls weekend to go visit you. I’m loving all your photos that you posted.

    Now I’m all for this strawberry salsa.

  13. Liz!! These little cups of heaven sounds completely divine. So happy spring has arrived in New England!

    • Meeee tooo! Spring has finally arrived and it’s glorious! Miss you and can’t wait to hear all about your new place!

  14. I totally eat avocados for breakfast…mainly in avocado and fried egg toast form, but i’m up for switching it up with these beauties! Can you believe I still haven’t tried a baked avocado!? Need to change that stat!

  15. Liz, these are so pretty and creative! They’re the perfect spring/summer snack or bite! Pinned. 🙂

  16. These are absolutely adorable! I love baked avo and stuffing them with strawberry salsa sounds amazing! Such a great idea!

  17. So pretty! This is such a genius idea, and I need this in my life…just like I need more of Liz in my life. Let’s go jogging and eat popsicles…except can we just skip the jogging?

  18. I love making salads with avocados and strawberries, but never thought to make them like this! Such a great idea! I can just eat avocados plain, they’re so good.

  19. Oh my GAWSH. I can’t even handle how genius these avocados are! As if baked avos weren’t amazing enough, then you filled them with all the strawberries?! I’m obsessed here. 🙂

  20. These are seriously amazing! I eat avocados with strawberries and goat cheese all of the time but never thought to bake them. Love that idea!

  21. haha I definitely over-buy foods sometimes – when I get all excited they are back in season or on sale! But one can never have too many avocados! These look fantastic with the strawberry and goat cheese!

    • Glad I’m not the only one with isn’t very good at shopping sometimes! I hope you try them out, Ashley!

  22. I am the worst with avocados! I always have the best of intentions, but by the time they are ripe, I have forgotten about them. This looks like such an awesome way to use them up! Love the strawberry/avocado combo, it is perfect in a salad and bet it is perfect in…boat?…form!

  23. Amazing blog, I have only just found it. The colour in these photos are breath taking and the flavour combos sound so strange, but I think would taste amazing together. A bit of sweet and a bit of salty. I’ll have to try this when I have an avocado sitting there with nothing to do.

    • Hi Sophia! I’m so glad you found me and you’re enjoying the blog and the recipes! Thanks for being a fan. I hope you try the avocados!

  24. Oh my word… this recipe sounds absolutely sensational! Not to mention beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing… I’m looking forward to seeing more of your creative recipes!

    • Why thank you for the wonderful compliment, Eunice! I really appreciate it. I hope you enjoy the avocados!

  25. yummm! this looks delish! I love avocados and adding strawberries is a perfect way to enjoy them! YUM 😉

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